Prayer Against The Enemy Of God

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As we are made new creatures in Christ Jesus, we inherit the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we can use it in prayer against the enemy” (Hagin, Kenneth). We read in Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” It would seem the enemy is not visible to the human eye, and our battle is not natural but supernatural. As believers, we are a walking entity representing Jesus Christ. Is prayer the only weapon we have to defeat the enemy? We are instructed to put on the whole armor of God in Ephesians 6 to enable us to stand against the wiles of the devil. What are the wiles of the…show more content…
We are instructed to put on the whole armor of God in Ephesians. The visual this passage describes is one of a warrior. Words such as wrestle and fight allude to the concept of a battle. With each piece of armor, we see a warrior in the making. If we forget to pick up our sword, we limit our fighting abilities to a defensive state only. We will constantly be dodging the opponent’s weapons of warfare. It is when we pick up the sword, God’s Word, that we have an offensive weapon. His word allows us to charge our enemy, and the rest of the armor is in place for our protection. God has our back along with our brothers and sisters in Christ. He is not sending us to fight without equipping us for battle. Prayer is heavy artillery and can be considered a big gun with the power to obliterate the opponent. Most believers delay prayer when facing a crisis, when all else fails, pray. As we come to attention in our spiritual life, let us make sure we are completely clothed in the unfailing armor of God. It is no coincidence the armor contains six pieces, which is the number for man. The first piece of armor attire is the belt of truth. Jesus declares, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). “The Roman Soldier belt was a thick, heavy leather and metal band with a protective piece hanging down from the front of it. The belt held the soldier’s sword and other weapons”

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